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MY DASH - IN THE ATHLETE'S WORDS:

Sawyer Anderson, Lacrosse

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TROY STEIN’S COLUMN HIGHLIGHTS:

Edina National Signings

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EDINA HS ATHLETICS

Published by:

Edina Athletic Booster Club

Spring 2020

helen propson

m.i.t. Bound

LAX season is what I most look forward to. 20

Max Doom

Sprints, Soars, Contorts

COVID -19 Pandemic ends all spring sports seasons tributes to senior spring athletes 32

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Girls track & Field

All About Team 16

Badminton

rising popularity

One of few no-cut sports 28

adaptive sports

Friendships, Community & Growth 30


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Table of Contents

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MY DASH - In the Athlete’s Words

Soars, 22 Sprints, Contorts

The athletes’ stories written by the athletes themselves.

Boys Track & Field - Max Doom

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GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Come join us! 26

SYNCHRO SWIM

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Everyone Agrees, It’s All About Team

I realize, it’s not the laps around the track they are missing. It’s the people.

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GIRLS LACROSSE

M.I.T. Bound - Helen Propson

For the class of 2020, the onset of the covid-19 pandemic this Spring created a whole new set of emotions and memories.

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BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Sprints, Soars, Contorts

Flying fifteen feet was an amazing way to start my career.

After Decking… We Take It To the Water

Inside the pool, the pursuit of perfection rules.

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ADAPTIVE SPORTS

Friendships, Community & Growth

From weight-training with Edina’s football team to friendships beyond the court or field.

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SPRING SPORTS SENIORS

Senior Tribute Capsules

Brief capsules with senior spring athletes.

Cover photo-illustration by Scott Geiger

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From the Boosters BADMINTON

One of Few No-Cut Sports, Badminton Has Become Very Popular

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BOYS LACROSSE

You're going to feel better, look better and be stronger.

A letter from the Edina Athletic Booster Club’s Dan Arom.

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From the Hornet Hub: Troy Stein EHS Athlete National College Signings

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EABC Booster Members List

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EHS Scholar Athletes List

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Feeling the heartbreak of lost seasons

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ins and losses are typically easy for coaches and players to understand, explain, and accept. They may keep coaches and players up at night or re-living plays or moments where they wish they could change

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to say the least. As covid-19 progressed through late Winter into Spring the unthinkable was becoming a reality, as schools and sports shut down, coaches, players, and families faced the reality that all that they had been working towards since the end of last season was about to be taken away in a way that no one could have imagined. We asked players, coaches and administration their thoughts on the loss of the Spring season, and the obvious emotion was sorrow for the Seniors. New baseball coach Tom Nevers summed it up best, the range of emotions from taking the job in November to the cancellation in March was a rollercoaster, “you spend so much time building relationships and trust with the players and families, and to have it never start, is something you can’t prepare for.” The players we talked to spoke a lot about the disappointment and heartbreak that they all felt. All the traditions, fellowship, anticipation, and the end of many lifelong experiences as teammates came to an unfair end. The EABC strives to support all athletes and teams, so we feel for all the players, coaches, fans and the community. We hope that we all get back to school, activities, and athletics next Fall. We say thank you to all the coaches and administration for all their work to support the students and navigating the ever-changing circumstances, and a thank you to Seniors for all their years representing our community and being a Hornet. Sincerely,

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Edina National College Signings Congratulations to these EHS students who will be continuing their education and athletic careers at college.

Timberwolves who’ve made the team in 8th grade. His long and successful career began in the 2015-2016 National Wheelchair Basketball Association season where Jack and the team would win the National Championship. In his five seasons Jack never finished lower than 7th in the nation! This season, Jack was a co-captain and a strong leader. He is a fine shooter and ball handler and will probably be a shooting guard or small forward in college. Jack was a top recruit, nationally, and will be a great addition to an up and coming Auburn squad! Jack will be missed here in Minnesota but will always be a well-liked and respected member of the Jr Rolling Timberwolves’ family.” – Doug Dixon, Head Coach Minnesota Junior Rolling Timberwolves

Will Davis – Football Augustana

“I am so proud to say I had the opportunity to be a part of Will Davis’s life for four years. His contributions to the Edina football team, wrestling team, and the Edina community go way beyond words. Will had the unique ability to lead by example on the field, off the field, and in the locker room. Augustana is extremely lucky to have Will in their program. Congrats Will! You deserve everything you have earned.”

– Head Coach Jeff Mace

Megan Phillip – Swim & Dive University of Minnesota “Megan is a four-time Minnesota State HS Champion in the one-meter diving. As a junior, she broke a 21-year-old state record set in 1997. Her first place finishes contributed to her Edina Hornet team winning the Class AA State Championships during the same four consecutive years. Megan was named a NISCA All-America diver in her junior year; and in fact was ranked by the All-America Selection Committee as 2nd in the nation. Honors for her senior year will not be announced until June 2020. She signed her Letter of Intent to dive at the University of Minnesota.”

Katherine Warpinski – Volleyball

Loyola – Chicago

Jack Pierre – Wheelchair Basketball

Auburn University

“Jack Pierre is a dedicated athlete whose work ethic and desire to be the best are his strongest qualities. Historically, Jack is one of very few Minnesota Junior Rolling

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“Kat Warpinski has been an optimal athlete for Edina. She has exemplified leadership by befriending everyone and helping them feel part of the family. Additionally, she’s been able to succeed while also putting the team first. Her versatility has allowed her to excel at multiple positions, and she’s done so without question. The combination of leadership and competitiveness have made Kat a model athlete for Edina Volleyball. She will be missed here, but we all wish her success playing for the University of Loyola in Chicago.” – Head Coach Mark Nelson

All-Conference player and captain, to the hours he has put in attending EBA youth basketball practices on his own and working clinics – Jacob has been an example of what all coaches want representing their program at the next level. Coaches want their best players to be a great teammate, to be coachable and to be the hardest workers. Jacob set a daily example for the younger guys on our team about the dedication it takes to successfully play at this level and he’s been such a great representative of our program. The coaching staff at University of Loyola-Chicago is going to realize immediately that they have an incredibly coachable kid that sets his goals high and puts the work and commitment in to achieve them. I’m looking forward to following along with Jacob’s success at the next level and so proud of how I know he’ll represent Edina in the future.”

– Head Coach Joe Burger

– Head Coach Jeff Mace

– Former Head Football Coach Derrin Lamker

only 1.20 points from 3rd, despite sustaining a torn hip flexor injury in prelims. Her score still qualifiers her for All-America Consideration. Jozie has also been named to the Academic All-America girls swim and dive team. Jozie will continue her diving career at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.”

Jozie Meitz – Swim & Dive Colorado State

“Jozie is a 6 year letter-winner as a diver. She has qualified to represent EHS in the state meet 5 of those years, and has been recognized as All-State her past 2 years. Jozie finished 4th her senior year,

Nora Clarkowski – Swim & Dive

UCLA

“Nora is a 5 year letter-winner swimmer. She was a member of our State Meet Team in all 5 of those years. Nora was a 3 time state champion in relays and a 10 time All-State Swimmer during those years. Nora was part of an incredible 1-2 finish for the Hornets at the State Meet her junior year, losing to a teammate by .02 (nearly a tie for the top spot). That one race will be remembered in Hornet swimming and diving for a long time. Lauren Busyn – Dance Nora has also been named to the Academic All-America girls swim and dive team. Nora Minnesota will be joining her sister at UCLA next fall.” “Lauren Busyn is one of the most tremen– Head Coach Jeff Mace dous athletes I have ever had the pleasure of coaching on the Edina Dance Team. Not only is Lauren a passionate and an extremely talented dancer she is also a tremendous leader on and off the floor. Lauren has made a large impact on EDT the last three years through her positive mindset, hard work ethic and constant encouragement she gave teammates to better themselves. She always leads by example and our team grew in more ways then one because Lauren helped push our boundaries in choreography, technique and difficulty. We value Lauren deeply and cannot wait to watch her thrive wearing the M on her chest with pride! GO GOPHERS!”

Jacob Hutson – Basketball

Kayla Barnhart – Cheerleading University of Minnesota “Kayla has been an all-around athlete for Edina Cheerleading. She has learned and excelled at all different positions on the team. When faced with a challenge Kayla’s determination gets her through, she won’t back down until it is perfect. Her attention to detail and self-motivation makes her a role model to her peers on the team. We will miss Kayla and wish her luck at the U. Go Gophers!” – Head Coach Kristen Zwieg

Chandler Reeck – Basketball University of Minnesota at Crookston “Chandler is extremely competitive, always trying to gain an edge and often raising the intensity of our practices. He has a toughness about him - an attitude of not giving in or giving up. His toughness won’t allow him to fail and I look forward to what the future holds for him.” – Joe Burger Head Basketball Coach

– Head Coach Kristin Biwan

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MY DASH - In the Athlete’s Words By Sawyer Anderson

Meet Edina Lacrosse & Football Player…

Sawyer Sawyer Anderson Anderson M

enough to be chosen to move up. That was my first time experiencing high school level lacrosse and it was much more fast-paced than I had previously experienced, but it forced me to learn and improve quickly. Freshman year I was in the same position as a swing player which allowed me to become close with a lot of the upperclassmen and enabled me to get my first minutes on the varsity field. The following season many of my friends also made the varsity team and together we beat EP in what is, to this day, the best game I have ever been a part of. While all this was going on I was also playing football during the fall. I have been playing football my whole life, so using each sport to cross-train for the other has been extremely helpful for me. I played varsity football my sophomore and junior year and have been able to make incredible bonds with my teammates. This past season was a fun and exciting year as we used the momentum from beating EP in lacrosse and did it again in football. Those are my favorite sports moments from lacrosse and football so far! It is my junior year now and I am a captain and starter for lacrosse. The loss of our season due to Covid-19 has been extremely tough, especially knowing this is the last season we would have gotten with this year’s seniors. Despite the circumstances, I am looking forward to next season and am hopeful to avenge our 6th grade state championship loss with the seniors and get one last go at it. ■

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y journey to becoming the lacrosse goalie I am today began when I was in fourth grade and hardly knew what lacrosse was. At that time, two of my closest friends played lacrosse, so in order to practice they would strap a bunch of pads on me and throw me in the net while they pelted me with shots. We did this for a month or so and, as luck would have it, I was surprisingly decent at goalie, so I signed up for youth lacrosse that summer. Throughout that summer, I slowly began to pick up a few tips and tricks on how to play goalie properly. The following school year, I got some winter training with the two varsity goalies at that time and they taught me how to successfully play goalie. In sixth grade, my youth team had a great season and we had the opportunity to play for a state championship, but unfortunately came up short losing in a very close game to Minnetonka. The following year we had an equally impressive team and got the chance to redeem ourselves which we accomplished by beating Stillwater and becoming the first Edina youth team to win state. That summer, I started playing club lacrosse for Team Minnesota. Club teams are often made up of kids from many different areas and they travel all across the country playing in tournaments. I grew as a lacrosse player and teammate by joining Team Minnesota which served me well during my eighth grade season. The starting varsity goalie, who has continuously been a mentor to me in lacrosse, got injured during a midseason game. Therefore, they needed a new JV and backup varsity goalie and I was lucky

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Girls Track & Field

each other to do our best inside and outside of practice.

Everyone Agrees It’s All About I

t’s odd to sit and write this article in the middle of a global pandemic that has forced school online and cancelled, at this point, at least half a season. To write about the senior women of the Edina High School Track & Field team seemed fitting a month ago. But now what? Never has the statement, “enjoy every moment, you never know when it will be your last.” been more true. For the seniors of EHS Track & Field team, there are no records being broken, no locker room memories being made, no potlucks, no sleepovers – just long (or short) solo runs to keep in shape for the season that may never come. But as I look through my notes from email and phone conversations with some of these wonderful ladies, I realize, it’s not the laps around the track they are missing. It’s the people. They miss their teammates and the laughter that occurs during practices and meets. They miss cheering each other on, watching their friends succeed and hugging them when they don’t. They miss setting goals and achieving them as a team. Most of them have been running together since middle school. Several of them are three sport athletes - Cross Country, Nordic Skiing and Track meaning they

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Sadie Schreiner: I come back every day for my distance squad. I don’t ever want to let them down. Workouts are so much easier when you are running alongside your teammates. Even though track can be considered a more individual sport, goals are achieved with a strong community and encouragement from teammates. When the workouts get really hard I think of my friends who are enduring just as much as me. Heidi Engman: I am motivated to run because of my teammates. I like having something to do after school every day and I enjoy running.

How do you motivate yourself?

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are together every day of the school year and more. Two of them, Heidi Engman and Clare Wagner were captains of all three of those sports this year. They are friends, but more, they are family. The silver lining in all this is that when chatting with the runners, they didn’t talk about times and races missed. Sure, they wanted to be State Champions, but they focused more on the camaraderie of the team and the family feel between the runners. The idea of cheering “against” a teammate was foreign to them, and they genuinely seem to like and support every member of the team. And these are memories and lessons that will carry them much further in life than a gold medal. They will remember huddling under blankets in freezing snow or rain and hiding under umbrellas from the blazing heat – because only in Minnesota can you experience both in one week. They will cherish the sideline celebrations, the selfies taken during warm-up, the bus rides to and from meets and the many other memories that sports provide. We certainly can’t gloss over the oddness of this spring sport season. It clearly

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wasn’t what any of these students were imagining. But they are a resilient group, and they will bounce back strong as always. And these senior ladies – these incredible, athletic, amazing senior ladies – they will go on to do great things, run fast races and change the world.

Below are some of what they talked most about when asked about the 2020 Track & Field season:

We hear the track team is a real family/ community, what makes it different? Claire Wagner: I think that track is so different from other sports because there are so many different events that draw so many different people. But despite the huge variety of events, we are all on the same team and working towards similar goals, so it creates a great sense of community. Emma Kim: Track is a huge family because all your teammates are from every single grade and walks of life, but we can come together to cheer each other on during races, or even just practice.

Sadie Schreiner: What makes track different from other sports is that running is a pure pain game. It’s impossible to not be close to someone after you just ran and suffered through a death workout alongside them. And then, when a teammate has a good race, you can’t help but be excited for them that their hard work paid off. Natalie Pfeifer: What makes it different is that we all depend on each other during practices to push everyone to be the best they can be. Everyone cares about everyone else. Heidi Engman: The track team is different from other teams because there are different events you can participate in. We are all still part of the same team, but you get people with different strengths and that helps our team be more successful all around.

What keeps you coming back? Claire Wagner: My teammates keep me coming back. We always have a lot of fun which balances out the hard training. Mabel Lawler: After track practice or a race, even if it’s hard, you get hit with a wave of relief and energy, and you feel Emma Kim: I love running, which wasn’t the case if you were to ask me a few years ago. I love seeing my teammates, who are my friends too, and we just encourage

Claire Wagner: I usually set goals for myself in my head and every time I lose my motivation or need more motivation, I remember what I set out to accomplish. Mabel Lawler: I have a magnet in my track locker that says “we run our best at the end of a workout, end of a race, end of the season!” Emma Kim: I motivate myself through my teammates and the fact that track is a team sport. We all need to come together in order to do well, if we have awesome sprinters, but our throwers are lacking, then we are missing a crucial part of the team. Natalie Pfeifer: I motivate myself by remembering that not everyone has the opportunity to even run, so if I ever want to complain, I try to remember that. Heidi Engman: I love track because of my teammates and the coaches. I always have fun with my teammates and the coaches are supportive and help me perform at my best.

How do you manage cheering for teammates who are also your competition? Claire Wagner: Sometimes it can be a challenge, as we are competing. But in the end, these people are my teammates and some of my best friends. I train with them every day so I can see the work they put in to achieve their own goals. So, in the end, it comes down to treating people the way that you would want them to treat you.

Mabel Lawler: I feel like even if your teammate is faster than you, you know them really well and you genuinely want to support them Emma Kim: Because track is a team sport, we always encourage each other to do our best because we need teamwork. I find cheering for my teammates the best part of track because it makes for such a positive environment. Sadie Schreiner: Since track is a more individual sport, it can be difficult when you’re constantly racing against your teammates. What I love about the distance squad is that we are all best friends and we suffer through all our hard workouts running side by side. We are such a close-knit group that at the end of the day, whether you beat your friend, or they beat you, you are happy for each other. A true teammate will count their teammate’s success as their own. Natalie Pfeifer: I love cheering for everyone because, in the end, the race is against yourself and the clock to be the best you can be. Heidi Engman: Years from now, we will only have the friendships and memories from our sports. You most likely won’t remember what time you ran or what person you beat. You should spend the time you have doing fun things and working hard, not being competitive amongst yourselves.

What is one memory you will take away from EHS track and field? Mabel Lawler: Definitely the perseverance of completing something or finishing something even if it scares you, or you’re struggling with it. SPRING 2020

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Emma Kim: I will always remember how much fun I was able to have while running--which I didn’t think was possible. One of my favorite memories was from the Edina Invite meets. It was always cool to be racing on our own home turf or volunteering and talking to people and having fun. Sadie Schreiner: Post-practice Sebastian Joe’s ice cream run with Maddy, Julia, Berit, Maria, and Liesl. Good times. Natalie Pfeifer: One memory I have is the French Toast Run at Lynn’s house for completing winter training and how amazing the French Toast tasted.

Natalie Pfeifer: My favorite memory is running my first 4x400 in 9th grade and passing someone in the final 100 meters. Heidi Engman: Last year, a couple of us went into Hopkins high school to get some water during a meet. It was still during the school day. On our way back out, we went out an emergency door and set the alarms off on accident.

What will you miss most about EHS track and field?

Do you have any advice for the underclassmen?

Claire Wagner: I’ll miss the broken record cakes. Those are always a nice surprise after a hard run!

Claire Wagner: My advice would be to enjoy every day and every season because pretty soon you’ll be a senior and it will be your last.

Emma Kim: I will miss my teammates and my coaches, it’s always a pleasure to see them after school and do something I love. Sadie Schreiner: I will definitely miss the distance family the most. I love all those girls so much, and they are all my best friends. Natalie Pfeifer: I will miss the friendships I made, coaches, and relays. Heidi Engman: I will miss bringing my aux to the soundstation above the track and finding someone who has Spotify Premium to play music for our workouts.

What is your favorite memory of EHS track and field? Claire Wagner: When it gets really warm outside, we go for creek runs. We do most of our run first and then stop and jump in the creek before we finish. These are always super fun and we definitely take our time getting out of the creek. Mabel Lawler: Last year two seniors that have graduated; Birgen Nelson and Nia Sting Locker

Sadie Schreiner: Lynn’s French Toast workouts. It makes perfect sense that the head track coach would live right next to 3 really tough road hills, each a quarter of a mile long. After the infamous workout and grueling hills, we all get to eat her famous French toast.

Heidi Engman: I will always remember Lynn’s lessons she gives at the beginning of each season. Her lesson is usually the theme for our season, and we often reference that.

Mabel Lawler: The potlucks, hanging out at meets after you’ve finished all your events and it’s nice and sunny, and the hurdle mob

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Diaby and I were sitting in the locker room after practice, and Nia had a jar of pickles and we all took a big swing of pickle juice! It was actually pretty good!

Mabel Lawler: Make friends in all events and try out as many events as you can. You never know what you are capable of! Emma Kim: My advice is to just enjoy it! Soon you’ll be a senior and it’ll be your last practice or last race ever. You will look back on those moments and wish you had savored them more. “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them” -Andy Bernard. Sadie Schreiner: Join the distance squad! Long distance training is really fun, and the girls are amazing. Natalie Pfeifer: Enjoy the time while it lasts, push yourself during practices, but have fun. Heidi Engman: Try to get to know other people from different events. There are really fun people in every event and you will have more fun if you are friends with more people. Also, don’t be afraid to try the two mile. It seems really intimidating, but once you get that out of your head, it goes by quick. The two mile is a hidden gem. ■

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By Dan Arom

MIT-bound Helen Propson Feeling the loss of her fifth and senior season on the Edina HS Lacrosse team as the covid-19 pandemic ends all 2020 Spring sports.

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job overall of appreciating the experiences I got in the or the MIT-bound Helen Propson, lacrosse moment over my high school career, but I would still played a large part of her experience at tell my younger self to make sure to not take things Edina High School. For five seasons, Helen played on the high school team, culminating too seriously. Just have fun and don’t take any of the opportunities I get for granted because I always with being named captain this season. We thought I would have five seasons on the team. Now asked what makes lacrosse special to her, “It’s a mix that it got cut short (due to the covid-19 pandemic) of teammates and the competition. My teammates are the most important part of playing lacrosse for me, but I would tell myself to make sure to appreciate every competing during games is also fun. I would always be season like it’s my last.” so excited to get out of school on days when we had a For the class of 2020, the onset of the covid-19 panbig game that night.” Helen’s teammates and coaches demic this Spring created a whole new set of emotions also were an important part of her high school life. and memories. ‘Unprecedented’ is an often overused She described what is her favorite part of being a part term to describe where things of the lacrosse team, “getting to stand today. When asked to be friends with people who I nor- “Now that it got cut short describe her feelings when mally might not get the chance I would tell myself to make she heard that the season was to know, especially people from being postponed and then different grades. When I first sure to appreciate every subsequently canceled, Helen made the team, I got to become season like it’s my last.” said “lacrosse season is the good friends with a lot of the thing I most look forward upperclassman, and now that I to during the rest of the school year so I was pretty am a senior I have gotten to become good friends with bummed out when it was postponed. I was obviously underclassman, so if I wasn’t on the team I probably pretty sad when it got canceled too, but by that time I never would have gotten the chance to meet a lot of kind of expected it to be canceled anyway and I totally the people who I am grateful to now be friends with.” understand why it was canceled and definitely agree that everyone’s health and safety is the biggest priority For many athletes Senior year of the high school with everything going on right now.” Dealing with the season is a mosaic of years successes, failures, wins, disappointment of the lacrosse season being canceled losses, relationships, teammates, coaches and the was also coupled with the overall impact to the rituals community. Helen’s lacrosse career started in fifth of being a Senior. grade and combining lacrosse with basketball, cross country, and tennis throughout the years many people We asked Helen if you could have one event back and have had an influence on her personally and athletnot canceled, what would you choose and why? “ ically over the years, “there are a bunch of people Graduation, I would pick graduation because I feel because my family, teammates, and coaches have all like it is the most unique event out of all the events had a lot of influence on me but one of my teammates, that were planned and there are not a lot of similar Haley Reeck, and I have been playing with each other experiences like it.” on the team for five years so playing with her has especially been a huge part of my Edina High School As Helen moves on from EHS to MIT, we hope that her and lacrosse experience over the years.” Senior year, favorite memories replace the emotions associated albeit incredibly busy, is also a time to reflect. We with the losses, and that her favorite memories of her asked if you could give middle school Helen advice EHS experience, the dances and the preseason overabout high school and high school athletics, what night team trips, will be the lasting memories. ■ would it be and why? “To have fun and not take any experiences for granted. I think I did a pretty good Original photo by Carin Mehan Photo-illustration by Scott Geiger

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Sprints, Soars, Contorts “During my freshman year, flying fifteen feet was an amazing way to start my career.”

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ax Doom sprints, soars, and contorts his body over a bar placed thirteen feet high. It is not a natural activity like sprinting, distance, or jumping events, so we asked him what he loves about it and a few other questions to understand the wonder of pole vaulting, learn a little about Max and how this Senior year has impacted him. Max started in track when he was in 7th grade. He wanted a sport to keep him in shape for Football and Basketball, so he was a sprinter (200 & 400 meters). When the option to vault came open in high school, Max jumped at the opportunity. Often times the number of people who choose the vault is often less than other events, but it was in Max’s blood to give it a try, “My dad was a pole vaulter in high school. He actually went to state his sophomore year and also competed in the same section meet as our old head coach, David Boone. Knowing that he was a pole vaulter made me want to try the event as well.” His dad also relished the opportunity to be a part of Max’s career and when Max was asked who had the most influence on you personally and athletically over the years, the answer was “my dad has definitely been the biggest influence on my life. He has always been there to support me through my ups and downs of life. I went through a big struggle with mental health last spring and my dad was always there to help me on and off the field. My dad even decided to become a volunteer coach for the track team so he could always watch me vault. I am so blessed to have him as my dad.”

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From that point on he was hooked, eventually dropping basketball after ninth grade and football after eleventh grade. Max described what it is like to vault and to be a vaulter, “there is truly nothing that can compare to it in my opinion. In no other sport that I know of do you get launched 13+ feet into the air and try to turn and twist your body over a bar. Honestly just everything about pole vaulting is amazing. The feeling of vaulting, competing in meets, and the supportive pole vault community. During every meet it is hard to find a vaulter who won’t cheer on another vaulter for clearing a bar or having a good jump. We aren’t necessarily competing against each other but instead we are competing with each other.” Being a vaulter also meant a lot to Max on a personal level, “I have been blessed to have a wonderful group of vaulters who I have had the chance to vault with these years at Edina. Looking up to Henry Adams, during my freshman year, flying fifteen feet was an amazing way to start my career. I was able to learn a lot from him. Two other teammates that I have been so fortunate to know are Emma Lafrenz and Nia Diaby. They were so nice to me and have always been so supportive of me even outside of the track season. Finally, the two seniors that vault with me have been amazing people to be with. Riley Hammond and Max Contag have been great teammates and have pushed me to become a better vaulter and a better person.” Obviously, there was great anticipation for his Senior track & field season, but as covid-19 began to take aim at high school life and high school sports, we asked Max to describe his feelings hearing the season was postponed and subsequently canceled, “It was really hard having

“I never would’ve believed anyone who told me last year that the sections meet would be the last time I compete in high school.” – Max Doom

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that news come to me. When I first found out about this virus, I thought that we would only be out for like a month or so and then people would realize how overhyped it is. But hearing how government health officials got so scared and worried over it made me worried about the season. It sucks that MSHSL didn’t wait until a later date to choose to cancel with the hope of a possible shortened summer season. It really makes you value every moment knowing that it could be your last time to be able to compete. I never would’ve believed anyone who told me last year that the sections meet would be the last time I compete in high school.” The next natural question to ask was, if you could have one event back and not canceled, what would you choose? “For me I wish I could vault again at sections and see if I can make it to state this year. For the team, I wish that they could do the 4x400 meter race this year. The 4x400 meter race is always the last event of a meet and Edina has been fortunate the past few years to have some very talented 400 meter runners on our team. Our 4x400 team finished 3rd in sections last year and in both years prior made it to the state meet and Finished in the top 8. It’s always so hype at the end of meets when everyone gets together to cheer on the 4x400 as they go down the last 100 meter straight. We also had some guys this year that had been working their tails off during the offseason that would be running the 4x400 and would have definitely taken us to the state meet.”

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As Max prepares for the next phase of life at St. John’s University next year, he will still be vaulting and chasing his dream of playing college sports. We asked what his favorite memories are of being a part of the Hornet Track & Field team, “to be honest, just being a part of the track team for all these years has been an absolute blast for me. From setting new Personal Records, to listening to Contag’s wacky stories, and working with some amazing coaches like Josh DeBlock, Brandon Johnson, Matt Gabrielson and many others including the support from my family, has made Edina track so amazing to me.” And finally, our last question to Max was part reflection and part motivation. If you could give middle school Max advice about high school and high school athletics, what would it be and why? “I would tell him to always help out someone and to make someone’s day. You never know what a little joke or help can do for someone. Not everyone is what you see on the outside, plenty of people need those little things to make it through the day. I’d also tell him to put down the xbox controller for a little while and to put on some muscle instead.” ■

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Synchro Swim By Dan Arom Photos by Carla Steffen

After Decking,

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modified version of the old saying “practice makes perfect” applies to the sport of synchronized swimming. In the pursuit of perfection, the more appropriate phrase may be “practice makes permanent”. Synchro practices six days a week, after school Monday through Friday and during the morning/afternoon on Saturday. The time together has a lot of by-products in the pool and outside the pool.

Inside the pool, the pursuit of perfection rules. Captain Lexi McCoy describes the synchro routines and the process of learning the routine, “the process of learning a synchro routine has a lot of steps. Although the audience just sees us swimming to music, we are synchronized by counting. As much as we want to dance to the music, we can’t. We first learn our routines by “decking”, which is practicing our routine outside of the water using the counts to make it synchronized. After decking, we take it to the water. We not only have to worry about doing everything right and on time, but we also have to think about our spacing and patterns. Learning a routine takes a lot of teamwork. We’re always helping each other out if there is confusion, and are constantly practicing together.”

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Outside the pool, permanent is the by-product. With all the time they spend together, everyone becomes very close and the relationships become permanent. It starts with the no-cut policy of the team, there is no experience necessary and everyone makes the team. Lexi describes the start of each season, “there are people of all skill levels on the team, and everyone is very encouraging of each other. Every year we do a thing called “synchro sisters”, where a seventh through ninth grader is matched up with a tenth through twelfth grader. They bring each other a treat at every meet, and become good friends throughout the season. It is one of my favorite parts of synchro.” Lexi is off to the University of North Dakota next Fall, but she will always remember what she described as “[signing up for synchro] one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” As it became reality that this season was not going to happen, Lexi reflected on her favorite memory and what she will miss the most, “my favorite synchro memory was sections sophomore year. I was gone for sections my freshman year so it was my first section meet. The top four teams in each division make it to state and there were about twelve teams that we were competing against. My team ended up placing fifth but we scored high enough to do the “pre-swim”, which is the team that performs to help start the state meet by warming the judges up. Everyone who makes it to state stays at a hotel down by the U of M and performs at their aquatic center, so it made for another fun team bonding experience.”

“I am going to miss the team bonding the most. I’ve met so many friends through synchro and loved going to practice every day, even Saturday mornings. No matter your age or skill, everyone is a part of the team and adds to the team. I am confident that I can speak on behalf of the whole team when I say that I am upset that the season ended before it even really started.” We know that Lexi will also be missed by the team, Coach Carla Steffen was asked to comment on Lexi and what she meant to the team, “Lexi is a leader and a strong supporter of the Edina Synchronized Swimming team. She shows a passion for synchronized swimming. She displays this while leading the team, the effort she exerts, the way she learns from watching others and her ability to communicate with coaches and teammates. She truly puts her heart and soul into challenges and tasks we put before her at practice and in her routines. Lexi shines in the water, exhibiting pure joy when she swims. She gives it her all with a big smile on her face. I am grateful for the time I had to get to know her as a swimmer and a person, she will be missed.” ■

Captain Lexi McCoy

With all the time they spend together, everyone becomes very close and the relationships become permanent. It starts with the no-cut policy of the team. Everyone makes it.

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One of few no-cut sports,

BADMINTON

has become very popular

“I genuinely love it so much. Every time during February when captains practices are starting, that is my favorite part of the school year…” – Senior Liz Thomas

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espite being a newer sport offered at Edina High School, the Edina Girls’ Badminton Team has become an activity integral to many players’ high school experiences. Beginning in the spring of 2011, the team has since expanded its membership from 30 to over 70 players. In addition to kicking off their ninth season this spring, this year brings new beginnings and challenges to the team. Badminton is one of the few no-cut sports teams offered at the high school level, which has allowed more students to participate. “There isn’t much stress or pressure, and it’s a great sport for anyone to do. It’s also not something that you need to have experience for, so I think that it’s also important for there to be a sport that accepts everyone,” Captain and junior Divya Danthuluri said. However, the relatively relaxed nature of the team has created problems with some players’ level of commitment and dedication to the team. “People sometimes think that since we don’t take attendance, it doesn’t matter that they come to practices. One thing we really want to accomplish this year is making everyone feel known and that they are wanted,” Danthuluri said. This year, the coaches will experiment with increasing the accountability of players’ attendance. Recently, the team moved from holding some of their daily practices at South View Middle School to the high school’s Activities Center, which has also increased membership within the team. “I think that having that space change really allowed more people to join, and it really let people of all skill levels come,” singles player and senior Liz Thomas said. Moreover, constant changes in coaching staff have forced players to have a sense of independence in the sport. “For a good amount of time, we didn’t have anybody who could train us well. Some of the captains really had to step up and try to teach the players, but they also had to train themselves, so it was kind of hard for a while not having someone to do drills with us,” Danthuluri said. Nevertheless, such changes in coaching have also allowed players to experience different ways to approach badminton. “Last year, we had a coach who was really good at working on hits and power, and this year we have coaches that are really good with technique and making sure our footwork is solid. There are a lot of small changes, but at the end of the day, they all work together to make a better player,” Thomas said. Regardless of the obstacles the team has faced, they remain optimistic for the future. “As captains, we all really want to help the team get better and become more of a community rather than just have everything focused on skill and winning matches,” Danthuluri said. With the team growing in size each year, teambuilding has greatly increased in importance to the captains. For some players, the team has defined their high school career. “I genuinely love it so much. Every time during February when captains practices are starting, that is my favorite part of the school year just because I know that I will work out every day and be surrounded by people who have the same passions that I do and the same enjoyment for the sport,” Thomas said. ■

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Edina’s

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Friendships &Growth

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than Parmekar has always loved hockey. In fact, he’s been a dedicated Edina Hockey superfan for over 10 years. For most of his life, Ethan has been a spectator at his brothers’ winter ice-hockey games. After years of watching, Parmekar joined a team of his own in the seventh grade: Edina’s adaptive sports program. “Rather than going to his brothers’ games as a spectator, it was something he could do with his friends,” Ethan’s mom, Lorna Parmekar, said. The adaptive sports program at Edina’s middle and high schools consists of two sports teams, the Jets and the Flyers, designed for students with cognitive and physical disabilities, respectively. As a senior at Edina High School, Ethan will be completing his These past sixth year playing soccer and softball for the Jets. “He watched two summers, more in the first few seasons he’s done the and then would get more excited about it, “ Lorna said. weight-training “To be able to participate in an program with extracurricular sports program has been great for him.” Edina’s football Jeff Davison, the adapted team. athletics coach and coordinator, emphasized that the goals of the program go well beyond improvement at the sport. “They have shown great strides in learning more social skills,” Davison said. “They make a lot of friends [that] they are on the same team with, and even though they might go to a different school, they form a friendship and a bond with their opponents.” These friendships extend beyond the court. A few of the teammates attend programs at Gigi’s Playhouse (a local down-syndrome achievement center), compete on a downhill ski team, and participate in Edina High Schools’ Theater for All program together. “[The program] is a great connector,” Lorma said. It allows for a tight-knit special needs community to be formed

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not only in Edina but with other participating teams in Eden Prairie and Bloomington. Through this community, families are able to learn about opportunities ranging from sports and theatre, to future Special Olympic aspirations. For example, Ethan is a lover of football. These past two summers, he’s done the weight-training program with Edina’s football team. Davison, on the other hand, mentioned how participation in the activity may encourage students to pursue the coaching aspect of the sport one day. The community serves as a tool for helping students’ current and future aspirations become a reality. The team is also made easy and accessible to families in Edina. The program provides paras for students to participate, allowing parents to watch. On practice and game days, they provide after-school bussing to court locations and their respective houses after. “Ethan did not want to ride home with me after games,” Lorna said. “He wanted to ride the bus with his friends and para and Jeff and the staff.” Perhaps Ethan’s biggest takeaway from the adaptive sports program was the independence and confidence it allowed him to gain. “The main thing he got out of Jets was having something that was his and not necessarily his brothers or being a spectator,” Lorna said. “It’s the same for Theater for All. He gets to be on stage and we watch him.” These special-education programs have been able to be offered at Edina as a result of it being one of the first districts in the state to get funding for them. Davison believes these

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programs will only continue to grow, not only in Edina, but as neighboring school districts work to secure funding. “It’s only going to get better,” Davison said. “You learn something and you adapt to it and you’re able to create something that allows the kids with either a mental or physical disability to interact with gen-ed students.” In fact, looking to the past 40 and 50 years can make the growth in special-ed programs extremely apparent. From a time where special-ed students were often isolated in classrooms, advances have been made in the educational experiences special-ed students have access to. Edina has

been one school district that’s been able to spearhead these initiatives. Although Ethan now has a team of his own, he’s still the dedicated Edina hockey fan he once was. He sits out the winters in the adaptive sports seasons so he can watch his brothers’ ice-hockey games. “He loves cheering for other people at sporting events,” Lorna said. “I think for him to have people cheering for him is the really exciting part.” ■

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2020 Senior Spring Athletes

2020 Senior Spring Athletes Kayla Yang

Lucas Flemming

Nick Pederson

April Coma

Favorite EHS Memory: Attending POPs for the first time during my junior year.

Favorite EHS Memory: “O Holy Night” at Winter Jubilee or POPS

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite memory is going to hockey games with my friends!

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory would be playing baseball during the spring and summer seasons. At the start of the school year, I would eagerly look forward to playing high school baseball and eventually American Legion baseball in the summer.

I did Track and Field from grades 9-11 and my pole vault coach and sprinting coaches really impacted me. Even after I quit sprinting, the JV coach Kayla still would reach out to me and ask me how the season was going. My vault coach was genuinely really helpful and was able to juggle fun and working hard to succeed and improve.

Shoutout Coach Kendall Harrell! I am so fortunate to have learned from and played for such a tremendous person. I don’t know anyone more caring and passionate in baseball or in life! From Indianola to Cooperstown to Braemar 1, you’ve been there for me, reminding me always to, “Stay hot, kid”. #hardworkpaysoff

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Either UC Davis or Chapman University but U haven’t decided yet!!

I will study and play baseball at Middlebury College in Vermont.

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Badminton

Badminton

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? Thank to the Henkes for pushing me to go further every single day! Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending the University of Carleton in Ottawa.

Baseball

Alina Nguyen Badminton

Favorite EHS Memory: Senior year Homecoming Dance

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending UC San Diego next fall.

Clementine Raffy

them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to

I want to say thank you to Coach OB and Coach P for both believing in me and trusting me to play the best I could. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I’m going to Wake Forest University.

Badminton

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory is when I went to Washington DC and Chicago for Model UN. I had the best time traveling with my friends and being able to sightsee during our time there. The time we spent at the conferences was fun and it was a wonderful team bonding experience. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? My teammates have impacted me the most during my sports career. After spending so much time seeing each other and practicing together I learned the most from them. I would say to them that they are the ones who inspire me to play my best and to make it through the challenging days. I will miss them with all of my heart. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I am going to be majoring in Biochemistry with a premedical emphasis. I am still deciding on where to go for college.

Cal Christianson Baseball

Favorite EHS Memory: Playing with my friends on the Sophomore team If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to my 9th grade coach, Coach Farland for helping me become the person I am today.

I would like to thank Gene Larkin because he helped me get to where I am today. I attended many of his coaching sessions, and he let Edina players use the batting cages at Nevers Larkin Baseball. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I plan to attend college in the fall, but I am still deciding between three schools.

Thomas Quello

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory was playing on the sophomore baseball team. I had a lot of fun and made a lot of memories playing that year.

Baseball

Favorite EHS Memory: I don’t think I have a specific favorite memory from high school baseball besides just playing with my friends throughout the years.

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Baseball

Jack Bale

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would love to say thank you to my friend and Captain Shaylynn Reger. I joined the team last year as a junior and was very new to team sports, but she made sure I never felt isolated and helped me be a part of the team. Thanks Shay for being the sweetest person I’d ever met and being the role model that the other badminton girls and I look up to.

Cameron Gilliam

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Baseball

them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to

I would say thank you to my coach from 10th grade, Lee Redmond. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I am still deciding on where I will go to college next year.

Noah Meffert Baseball

Favorite EHS Memory: When we won the state hockey tournament in 2019. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Baseball

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite memory of high school was getting 3rd place out of 65 in a fishing tournament on the Edina fishing team. We did this the summer between 9th and 10th grade and it was the most fun I have ever had. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would thank my baseball coach from 4th-8th great coach Harrell. I would thank him for helping me grow not only as a baseball player but as a person. I had so much fun the years I was on his team and his coaching helped grow my passion for the game and made me want to continue playing as long as I could. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I have not decided where I want to go next fall yet.

G O L F: B OYS /// / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

My dad. He made me into the man I am today. My work ethic, my character, and my love for baseball are all because of him.

Jeremy Danz

Golf: Boys

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Favorite EHS Memory: When I accidentally threw one of my wedges into the water during the JV conference championship last year on a rainy and windy day.

Next fall I will be studying and playing baseball at the University of St. Thomas.

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Attend Washington and Lee University them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to

My father because I always golf with him on the weekends and for encouraging me to continue playing and trying to get better. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending the University of Minnesota

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2020 Senior Spring Athletes

2020 Senior Spring Athletes

Tommy Hiniker

Cole Nasby

Favorite EHS Memory: Being a part of the 2019 state championship team.

Favorite EHS Memory:2019 State Championship win with boys golf team

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Golf: Boys

My parents for always supporting me. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Most likely a gap year.

Joseph Karos Golf: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: Winning a state championship last year. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I wanted to say thank you to coach Mike mccollow for giving me a chance and making me feel like I can contribute to the team. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be studying marketing at the University of minnesota next fall.

Jack Mrachek Golf: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: When the Edina Boys Hockey Team beat Eden Prairie in OT in the State Championship game of the 2019 tournament. That is the most I’ve screamed over sports in my life. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? Obviously I would thank my parents for everything that they’ve done for me, whether it be support, emotionally or financially. They have always been there for me, no matter what. I would thank my grandpa for introducing me to the great game of golf. He has guided me along my path to become a better golfer both physically and mentally. He has given me timeless golf tips and still beats me on the golf course despite our yardage difference off the tee. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending Purdue University in the fall of 2020. Boiler up!

Golf: Boys

I would say thank you to my older brother, Jack. Although sometimes I hated it, he always pushed me to be better, and to always try to be the best I could. Jack always being older and better at golf than me continually pushed me to play at a higher level since I was always trying to beat him. Thank you Jack! Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending the University of St. Thomas

John Tucker Golf: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: Winning the state title last year If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to my grandpa because he is the one who started me in golf when I was 5 years old and if it weren’t for him then I would definitely not be playing a varsity sport like golf. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I am taking a gap year next school year

GOLF: GIR LS /////////////////////// Nicole Chrysler

Golf: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory would have to be going to all the dances, pep fests, football games, hockey games, and getting to play sports with my friends/teammates for 4 years. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would like to Thank my parents for supporting me for the past 18 years. Thank you for driving to practice and games. Also thank you for coming to every game and supporting me no matter the outcome! Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending the University of Toronto next fall and will be studying science!

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Anna Heirigs Golf: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite high school golf memory was our entire trip up to Duluth my junior year. We took a van up and played karaoke as our coach plugged her ears from the noise. We all stayed together in a suite and the entire team developed a strong bond, which defiantly benefited us later in the season. I have always loved golf as a sport but the connections I have made throughout high school golf on my team and girls across the state made everything very memorable. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? My thank you would go to our assistant coach last year, Mel Dunleavy. I would thank her for helping me learn patience and helping me to stay calm on the golf course. She is always empathetic and knows how to put a smile on your face no matter what kind of round you are having. I know she had the same impact on the other girls as she did on me and we would not have had as successful as a season without her. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Attending the University of Georgia to study finance or accounting

Amy Terwilliger Golf: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory was winning state for golf my sophomore year. It was an amazing moment for our team and I will never forget hugging my teammates after finishing our rounds that day. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? One person that I would like to thank for impacting my sports career is Ann Dickey. I would like to thank her for passing on her love for the game of golf and for positively influencing not just me, but many others in the community as well. I would tell Ann how thankful I am that I was able to have her as a coach and that she greatly grew my character on and off the course. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I plan on attending Miami University in Ohio.

L ACROS S E : BOYS Max Balow Lacrosse: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: First time making the varsity team If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? The person who has impacted my lacrosse career the most would be Porter Johnson (teammate). He’s always pushed me to work harder to make the varsity team. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I may or may not play lacrosse at Montana State

Ramsey Bell Lacrosse: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: Playing under the lights in Edina stadiums, lettering in 3 sports. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? Coach Travis Wells. I love how you instilled timeless habits and taught me not to use the word “I”. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I plan to see what the world has in store. Looking forward to great adventures.

L AC ROSSE : G I RLS / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Grace Burnside Lacrosse: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: Model United Nations andmy junior season with the lacrosse team If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would thank Ashley Nelsen, who was my youth lacrosse coach for several years. I would say Thank you for teaching me during my most formative years as a lacrosse player how to play with more confidence, how to capitalize on my own strengths, and that being coachable and a great teammate are the most important things in a good lacrosse player. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Attend University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, College of Liberal Arts

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Helen Propson

Abby Jones

Favorite EHS Memory: Whenever a edina sport went to state! Always fun to go support!!

Favorite EHS Memory: Team lacrosse trip to lake tanadoona my junior year

Favorite EHS Memory: Going to state for the first time for softball

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Lacrosse: Girls

Lacrosse: Girls

Bill Addington for always cracking a joke and pumping me up to be my best

I would say thank you to my family, teammates and coaches for their love and support

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Indiana University

I will be attending college at MIT next fall

Alexandra Mawn Lacrosse: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: I moved to Edina my sophomore year from Texas. I will never forget the first day of school and how excited and nervous I was. Luckily everyone was so nice and I met so many amazing people who are now my best friends today. I couldn’t imagine life without them. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? My Dad who always pushed me to be my best and spent countless hours traveling with me for club lacrosse. I’m so thankful for all you have done and the memories we have created. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Next year I will be attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I plan on majoring in communications.

Lindsey McKhann Lacrosse: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: Performing in Pops concerts with the Concert Band, going to Ecuador on a science research trip with a group of EHS students, and participating in numerous Model United Nations conferences are my favorite high school memories. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would thank Bill Addington, my 8th and 9th grade JV coach, who has always been one of my greatest supporters in lacrosse and in life. His belief in me motivates me to push myself as an athlete, leader, and human being. I would say to him: “Thanks for keeping my passion for lacrosse alive and for never letting me settle for less than my best.” Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I’m going to Stanford University and hoping to major in International Relations.

SOFTBALL //////////////// ///////// Madison Johnson

Softball

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory was my first year of sections for softball. Sophomore year was my first year starting for varsity and one of the coolest moments was the section final. We had beaten Hopkins once to get into the championship where we needed to beat them again. We ended up playing 12 innings before they had to call the game because it got too dark to play so they decided we would continue on a different date. We got back to the field later that week to finish the game and ended up winning 13-11 in the 14th inning. Molly McHugh hit a walk-off home run to help us win the championship and send us to state for the first time since the high school had combined after being Edina East and West. That was a day and a team I will never forget. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to my Dad. Everything I know I’ve learned and continue to learn from my Dad who was my coach, #1 fan, and the guy whose softball knowledge and stories never end. Thank you for the lessons, endless hours of dedication, and for loving this sport just as much as I do. I appreciate everything you do for me and I’m beyond grateful we got to share this sport together all these years. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I plan on attending Boise State University in the fall. Go Broncos!

Lindsay Matthews

Softball

I would say thank you to my dad for getting me involved with softball at such a young age and continuing to push me throughout my entire career. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? University of Minnesota

Jennifer Schaidler Softball

Synchronized Swimming

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory is the annual synchro show. I loved getting to show my family, friends, and community all the hard work we put in throughout the season! The pool deck is all decorated, we wear our routine suits, and cheer for each other from the side of the pool. It’s so fun to see the season come together at the show! If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to Carla Steffen for fostering such a supportive, positive, and fun community where we could grow as individuals and as swimmers. I admire her hard work and dedication to the team! Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending Baylor University in the fall to study nursing.

Favorite EHS Memory: Going to the State tournament last year.

Molly Olson

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Synchronized Swimming Favorite EHS Memory: Being able to do synchro for 4 years with my friends and awesome coaches.

Ken Johnson - Thank you for making me cry because I was bad at base running.

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Going to college - still deciding.

SYNC HRO N I ZE D SW I M M I NG /////// Annie Jacobson

I would thank my sister for pushing me to try out for synchro back in the 8th grade. I would not have had the courage to do it myself. Now I absolutely love synchro, and the 4 years went by so fast! Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be a Nursing major at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire!

Synchronized Swimming Favorite EHS Memory: I open enrolled at Edina my Junior year and the synchro team as super nice and welcoming since day one. I always felt like part of the team when I was there, and I am so thankful that I was able to be a part of it, even though it wasn’t for as long as I was expecting. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to Carla Steffen. She has really pushed me to find myself as a swimmer and to continue the sport for me and not for anyone else. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will continue synchro at Wheaton college in MA.

Mihika Sathe

Synchronized Swimming Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite synchro memory was synchro state my sophomore year. My team placed 5th at sections so we got to pre-swim at state, meaning we swam before all the other routines just to let the judges warm up. It was a super fun experience to be able to hang out with the team and see everyone else’s amazing routines! Plus my teammate Lindsay bought a plastic dinosaur named Freddie from Target to cheer us on from the bleachers which was super funny. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I’d say thank you to our synchro coach Carla. When I joined synchro in 8th grade, it was kind of overwhelming because I really didn’t know anything about synchro, but Carla really took an extra effort to help me learn new synchro skills and has been super supportive ever since my first year! Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be studying chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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TR ACK & FIELD : BOYS /////////////

Track & Field: Boys

Tennis: Boys

Track & Field: Boys

Sean Baird

Favorite EHS Memory: Watching my teammate making it to state his first year of vaulting

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory was the 2019 varsity tennis state tournament.

Favorite EHS Memory: The rest of the day following the 2018 state cross country meet.

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Joey Powers

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to Richard Katz because he was the tennis coach who helped me decide to switch from baseball to tennis in seventh grade. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will study computer science at Purdue University.

Shrey Ramesh Tennis: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite memory is winning the section final against Blake my junior year. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would like to say thank you to my dad for introducing me to the sport and for always being my biggest fan. The endless support means everything.

Favorite EHS Memory: Hamline Elite Meet If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Favorite EHS Memory: Participating in the Edina Bands annual POPs show If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending Wake Forest University

Thank you to my coach Gary Aasen. Thank you for taking a chance on me when I was a barely five feet tall, eighty pound, twelve year old. You’ve been there supporting me through all my ups and downs as a player, while always pushing me to be the best I can be. But more than that, thank you for all you’ve taught me beyond the tennis court. You’re a fantastic tennis coach, but an even better person.

Track & Field: Boys

Track & Field: Boys

I will be attending UW Madison next Fall.

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Jay Erickson

Max Contag

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Favorite EHS Memory: There are many to choose from, but my favorite EHS memory is the banquet after my 8th grade season. With a team full of seniors, we had a match point and lost to the eventual State Champs. Heartbreaking. At this banquet, we all poured our hearts out and it showed how much we meant to each other. We gave it our all together and it culminated in us being a lifelong team.

Going to go vault at the University of St. Johns

I plan to attend the University of Notre Dame.

I would like to say thank you to Gary Aasen for being patient with me over the past four years and helping me grow as an athlete and as a person.

Tennis: Boys

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall?

Craig DeBerg, he was my 6th grade basketball coach and taught me that no matter what you are doing you can always bring a strong work ethic. I would thank him for giving me so many opportunities to excel, from helping coach his basketball team to encouraging me to continue to play AAU b-ball after I stopped playing high school.

Ryne Reger

Thanks to my Dad for always being there to help and support me through my ups and downs

Will Davis

Track & Field: Boys Favorite EHS Memory: Beating Eden Prairie football senior year. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? Josh Burhans, thank you for pushing me to be successful throughout high school. You have been the best coach I’ve ever had and I’ll never forget the life lessons you taught me.

Thank you Coach Noah and Matt. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Undecided

Russell Gokemeijer Track & Field: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: Winning the Cross Country state title in 2018 If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thanks to my brother he always pushed me to be better and supported me. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending and running DI for the University of San Diego.

Gus Hubbell

Track & Field: Boys Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory was winning Boys Cross Country’s first ever state championship my junior year. Up until that point we had won every race when at full strength so we were pretty confident we could win. When we got to the course we had a few hours until we warmed up. Most of the time the team would do its best to stay focused and mentally prepare, but this time we just fooled around the whole time. We weren’t disruptive to other teams, but we were pretty riles up and anxious for the race. I remember how we all took pictures with these sunglasses we found on the ground and putting stuff on SnapChat. It seems stupid but I think it helped everyone shake off their nerves and just be happy to be able run with such a great group of guys. After the race, when we got our medals and the trophy, we took pictures with the trophy for like an hour. Way after the rest of the teams cleared out. Then we hit up Culver’s, which I don’t even like but that time it tasted really good. That was my favorite sport season ever. Not even close. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to Russell Gokemeijer because he pushed me more than anyone else on the team. Russell and I were consistent 3-4 runner our junior year and 1-2 runners out senior year. He’s the only person that I trained with my entire running career, from 7th grade through high school. Most long runs or workouts the only thing keeping me from dying was that Russell wasn’t dying. No one else did that to me. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will go to University of Madison Wisconsin. Sometimes I think about walking onto their running team, but they are like top ten in the nation. I will probably run on the club team there. Also I will win Spikeball Nationals and beat Sean Baird, a fellow runner.

Noah Koelbl

Track & Field: Boys Favorite EHS Memory: Junior year state meet for track and field. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to assistant cross country coach Tom because he made my transition from football and soccer to running very easy. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I am planning on going to college but I am currently undecided.

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Attending Augustana University for football

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending Stanford University.

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Track & Field: Boys Favorite EHS Memory: Being at the 2019 boys state hockey championship If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to my coaches who pushed me to be the best I can be. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending University of Colorado Boulder

Logan Silva

Track & Field: Boys Favorite EHS Memory: Track & Field and Competing against other schools If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? My old track coach, Noah. He has worked with me since I was a freshmen up until this fall and has changed my attitude and ability greatly. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Im going to Loyola University in Chicago.

Nicholas Yelkin Track & Field: Boys

Favorite EHS Memory: One of my fondest memories at EHS was earning a letter in community service and being asked to speak at the 2019 Community Service Letter Ceremony. It was amazing hearing about all the good work students do in our community. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? Coach Dave Bush, Thank you for encouraging me to start playing football as a junior. I now have solidified the opportunity to play football in college. Without your encouragement and support, I would have never had this opportunity. Thank you. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will participate in an exchange program in Norway for a year and then attend Cornell College where I will start my studies to pursue a career in Child Psychiatry while playing football.

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TR ACK & FIELD : GIR LS //// ///////// Mara Bowden

Favorite EHS Memory: Getting to jump in the Hamline Elite Meet in 2019 and being voted captain for track.

Thank you Lynn Sosnowski for your support in Track and Cross Country. Your positive outlook made it easy to work hard and do my best. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? Still deciding between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Natalie Pfeifer

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memories are anytime I’m at a football or hockey game, or even a hype pep fest because everyone comes together to cheer for Edina. It feels amazing to be with all your friends and come together as a school.

Favorite EHS Memory: I have a lot, but cross country/track meets, dances, and going to games are probably my top memories.

Track & Field: Girls

Track & Field: Girls

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Emma Kim

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would say thank you to my coach Lynn Sosnowski. She has been my Cross Country and Track & Field coach throughout my entire high school career and I would have never continued running if it wasn’t for her support and belief in me. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I am attending UW-Madison this fall

Vicki Braianova

Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I am going to the University of Wisconsin-Madison next year.

Heidi Engman Track & Field: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: This year’s Nordic season was really great and cross country camp was always good for some fun memories. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

I would pick my cross country coach Jess McKenna. I would say thank you for being that someone who made cross country so great for everyone. I would thank her for being so kind and welcoming to everyone on the team and for making C team a place where everyone could thrive in. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I plan on going to go to college next Fall. I don’t know where yet, but am planning on majoring in human physiology or biomedical sciences on a pre-med track.

Morgan Richter

Track & Field: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite EHS memory was at a track meet last year. It was the Edina Invite, and at the end of the meet we had a co-ed relay, which we had never done before. It was raining really hard by the end of the meet, but we still did the relay. Everyone was cheering really loud, and you could tell that the people who were there really loved being a part of the team.

I would say thank you to my coach, Lynn Sosnowski. She has motivated me and inspired me throughout my track and cross country seasons to work hard. I don’t think I would be ass successful as I was without her.

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Ella Pfeifer

Track & Field: Girls

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Track & Field: Girls

Track & Field: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: It’s too hard to narrow it down to a singular memory, but being able to experience high school with my best friend / twin sister has been pretty special.

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If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to

I would say thank you to Lynn Sosnowski because she is not only an amazing coach, but an all around wonderful human being who has encouraged and inspired me to be my best in all aspects of my life. She puts so much hard work into both the cross country team and track and field team, giving the best advice and motivation. She is also the queen of inspirational metaphors. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I don’t know where I am going yet, but I plan to major in Neuroscience or Psychology at some university, possibly on the Pre Med track.

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Favorite EHS Memory: There is not one memory that sticks out in particular, but what I am going to remember the most is the connections I was able to form with teachers. I was really lucky at Edina to have a lot of great teachers who also really cared about their students, so I am definitely going to miss seeing them in the

If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would like to say thank you to my cross country coach Matt Gabrielson. My time running in high school had a lot of ups and downs, and I am grateful that despite any setbacks, he was always 100% invested in helping me get where I needed to be. I am going to miss having Coach Matt as my coach not just because he was good at getting his athletes to run fast, but because he cared about us more than how fast we all ran. He always wanted to make sure we were happy in the non-athletic parts of our lives, and I am really going to miss seeing him at practice every day. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I know I am going to college and will be nordic skiing collegiately, but I still do not know for sure what school I am going to.

I have been fortunate to have coaches who have taught me about the different aspects of sports. I would especially like to thank Andy Turnbull for teaching me and many others that having fun with your teammates and enjoying the sport is what matters the most. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be running and skiing at Gustavus!

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Sadie Schreiner Track & Field: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: My favorite memory would be winning the State Cross Country Championship with my team my senior year. The moment we knew that we won was so exciting and overwhelming. I remember hugging my teammates and being really happy. It was the best way to end my last season. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would have to thank Mr. Hannemann, my elementary school gym teacher at Normandale. He was the main reason I joined cross country and track. I think he saw how much I loved to run the gym mile every year and he suggested that I try out the sport. I set the girl’s record in 5th grade, but I’m not sure if it’s still standing. I remember him cheering me on the whole way. His encouragement and excitement helped me to love running. I have him to thank for my long high school career. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? I will be attending Brigham Young University in the fall.

Claire Wagner Track & Field: Girls

Favorite EHS Memory: While I don’t have just one favorite memory from my time at Edina, my fondest memories were with my amazing teammates. Whether it be competing at/attending the state meet, going to camp, or just being at an everyday practice, the memories that I have made with my teammates with stay with me as I prepare to leave Edina and start a new stage in my life. If you could say ‘Thank You’ to one person who impacted your sports career, who would it be and what would you say to them? I would probably say ‘Thank You’ to my parents. They were the ones who initially suggested that I get involved in running and skiing. They were also the ones who were always there to encourage me when I faced obstacles, and to celebrate with me when I reached my goals. I would also say ‘Thank You’ to all the coaches throughout the years that have invested their time and energy in helping me to achieve things that I once deemed nearly impossible. Do you know what your plans are for next Fall? As of right now, I know I’m going to college and that I will be participating in either running or skiing. However, I’m still narrowing down exactly which college I will be attending.

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Isabelle, Natalie, Alicia and Alianne Jacques Neil & Jill Johnson Susan Kolden, Lisa Kolden and Jackson Kolden Tim & Mary Kuehl Mike Marinovich Patti Marinovich John & Quay Mitchell Marty & Patti Nanne Jeff & Janna Northrup Rob & Amy Parish The Rowland Family Duke & Lisa Uihlein Tim & Andrea Walsh Keith & Carrie White Jim & Julie Wohlford Dan & Carol Wolfe

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Sean & Heather Goudy The Gunther Family Jason LaFrenz & Naomi Hagestuen LaFrenz JJ Halverson Jon & Alyssa Hammar Holli & Casey Hankinson Ron & Janis Hardie Andy & Darcy Hatch Tim & Shanna Hawkinson Wayde & Jan Heirigs Trenton & Melissa Hogg Casey Holley Karen Houle & Jim Dow Eric & Megan Hughes Brad & Laura Hunt Shea & Kerry Huston Mike & Beth Hutson Tracey & Tom Illies Brad & Laura Johnson Greg & Jennie Johnson Jeff Johnson Philip & Sarah Johnson Tara & Troy Johnson Keith & Kelly Jungels Thomas & Shirley Jungels Kristen & John Karpinsky Scott & Erin Keeley The Kershner Family Reid & Carrie Kilberg The Krisch Family Lindsay & Sarah Knapp The Knopick Family Curt Knowles & Carrie Baggerly Knowles Tom & Starr Kouchoukos The Krogan Family Andy & Brigid Laske The Launer Family The Lawler Family Dr. & Mrs. Charles and Michelle Li The Lindborg Family Bruce & Dawn Locklear Ryan & Heather Lund The Lund Family Erika Malvey-Dorn & Rich Dorn The Mashaal Family Sara & Mark Mason Kari & Chris Mawn Brian & Erna Maxwell John, Kelly & Lexi McCoy Dan & Lisa McDonald Andy & Angella McGarvey Tim & Kim McGuire Matt & Sara McLenighan Karrin & Jim Meffert Jason & Stefanie Meyer Annie & Geoff Michel John & Kristin Mrachek Todd & Laura Mulliken Tim & Kristi Nasby The Richards Family Keith & Kathy Nelsen Tom & Stacy Nevers Paul Nitz & Family Andy Nooleen Chris & Megan Norman Nick & Jody Olsen Mike & Jessica Olson Lance & Trudy Olson The Olson Family Chris & Kellee Ott Dr. David & Kristine Overman Brian & Alyssa Pankratz Brian & Jennifer Pederson Josh & Allison Peterson The Pofahl Family Jack & Ede Rice

Fritz & Ilrid Richards Kai Richter & Zenaida Chico The Rofidal Family Nina & Doug Rose Greg & Nikki Roth Jim & Laura Rubin Kathy & Paul Runice Mary Jo & Jeff Sanderson David & Hilary Santoni Jeff & Jillaine Savage Jennifer Schaidler Mike & Melissa Schiena Carl & Steph Schneider Mike & Cindy The Selle Family Mark & Theresa Sexton John & Shannon Sieve Nicole & Brian Sill Bob & Kristin Slaney Jeff & Lindsay Sorem Brigid Spicola Mike & Lisa Stanley Jon & Kara Stechmann Rick & Megan Stone David Strand The Strittmater Family Tom Swenson Richard & Heidi Swinney Eric & Staci Sybesma Peter & Michi Taft Tom & Michelle Terwilliger The Thurk Family The Versluis Family Rob & Terri Webb Mike & Kiersten Webert The Wetmore Family Mark & Brooks Wilkening Jason & Cathryn Wiliams Mike & Molly Wurst

Hornet Club • $150 Laura & Bob Anderson Chris & Dena Angelos Rob & Dana Baker Brian & Kristine Baumgardner John & Jennifer Berge Marie & David Berghult John & Barb Bloom Steve & Julie Boman Matthew & Erin Brumm Jeff Carlson & Layla Avila Jennie & Joe Carpenter Francois Charette & Sarah Fjelstul Tom & Kristie Chorske The Chrysler Family The Claar Family The Conway Family The Cossack Family Jeff Couchman Steve & Leslie Curry The Curti Family Denny & Nancy Dahlien Patty & John Davis Andy Deckas Fallou & Kathy Diaby Bill & Karen Doll Jeff & Gretchen Doom Todd & Mary Doroff The Duffy Family The Duffy Family Jeff & Kristi Einhorn Mark & Karen Epple Jane Farrell & Greg Smith The Fischer Family Anonymous Jim Sorboro & Karla Gluek

Rachel & Mike Goetzmann Chris Gorney & Jennifer Stack Kristi Goss Tim & Mindy Greeley Gerry & Rhonda Greene Matt Grimes & Dr. Lisa Irvin Eric & Lyn Gustafson Sandy & Rich Haddad Sofia Haley The Halvorson Family Angela & Scott Hamilton Deb & Mark Hanson Michael Haukaas Teresa & Wade Hermes Anonymous Jim & Kristen Holovnia Chris & Anne Holt David & Belinda Hopkins Jeff & Shannon Horsager Steve & Shelly Howe Andy & ViAnne Hubbell Giovanna & Terry Ingram Ken & Avanel Jarka John F. Jobe Ken & Carrie Johnson Delphine Aubourg & David Jones Heidi Kapacinskas Gretchen & Mike Kelly Mark & Julie Kerekes Jason & Katie Kloos The Kompelien Family Anne & Jeff Kraft Andrew & Karen Krenik David & Kim Kupiecki Rod & Susan Lacy Sarah & Mike Landrus The Lauer Family David & Rebecca Lindberg Sean & Tracy Lumpkin Christopher Lyche The MacMiller Family Julie & David Madison Jon & Alyssa Marker Pete & Julie McCarthy Vickie & Tom McGuire Chas & Fae McKhann Dave & Suzy Meitz The Mooers Family Dave & Nancy Moore Brad & Katie Nelson David & Stephanie Nelson The Nielsen Family Jim & Zibby Nunn John & Amy Nymark Jaci Obst Bell Matt & Gina Oelschlager Anonymous Laura & Jason Opsahl Lance & Ann Paradis Dave & Sarah Parry Bob & Lisa Peck Scott & Nancy Phinney Mary Frances & Brian Price Beth & Chris Psihos Chris & Jennifer Reeck Rich Rhodes Molly Rice & Andy Slothower Sonja Suzil & Harlan Rossman Andy & Sonja Roy Alli & Tony Rubin Mark & Susi Ruchie Jay & Suzanne Rudi Rachel Saturn & John Seymour Tom & Abby Schauerman Gary & Julie Sebek Bill & Stephanie Seymour John Simon Dave & Tia Smythe Chad & Tina Sundem John & Amelia Svenningsen Mark Teien Amy & Andrew Teitscheid Alison Terrell

Chris & Judy Thommes Lori & Martin Thompson Stefanie & Greg Trebil Mark & Pam Van Ert Jim Van Someren Tom & Tara Wagner Melanie J. Weber Michael & Michelle White Mike & Sue Whittlef The Winter Family Lucy & Karl Winter The Wulf Family Dan & April Wurst Matt & Jill Yeager The Yelkin Family

Starting Line Club • $50 Shari & Ryan Aberle Paul & Julie Anderson Andy & Kim Behm Scott & Lindsay Beuning Anne & Mike Blaes Steve & Jean Bonneville Kevin & Kate Bonthius Tara Broich Annette Brown The Bruzek Family Adam Mans & Elizabeth Burnett Benjamin Carpenter Katherine Carpenter Cameon & Jeff Carver The Cavender Family The Knickelbine Family Henry Chang & Sherri Knopik The Chirpich Family Joe & Mary Dalsin Stan Davis Brian Cosette DeCesare Jeff & Jennifer Dewing The Cultu Family The Dowda Family Lance & Sara Elliott Jon & Kristin Engman Kim & John Erickson Laurel & John Fischbach Jon & Julie Greene Brant Haenel Chuck & Christine Henninger The Hipps Family Kristy Hoffman The Hogan Family Becky Hollenkamp Ryan & Jane Horton Anonymous John G. Hultman Daniel Hunt Karen Johnson Patrick & Amy Landelle Matt & Carmine LeVoir Karyn Luger Mary Manderfeld Amy & Tony McAllister Harry McLenighan John McWhite Karin & Todd Miller Nancy Morton Dan Mueller & Michele Vig Kathleen Mulrooney Jim & JoAnn Nasby Jack & Allison Nielsen Dan & Jaime Norling Matt & Kari Norman Erica & Jeff Nowak Kate O’Connell Jeff & Alley Ohe Jay & Kristin Olson Kris Paul & Dan Goldblatt The Pederson Family Ruby Pediangco & Matt Shumway Amy Perkins Bryan Peterson

Heather & Rick Pins The Polomis Family Tim & Lori Porth The Powers Family The Redpath Family Scott & Kristen Rewey Pat Ridgely, MD Paul Rondestvedt Chris Scribner Peter & Stacy Seng Janie Shaw Kevin & Michelle Swanson Susan Swigart Clayt & Julie Tabor The Tortorelis Family Marc & Lisa Ungerman Jenn Utermarck-Overend James Vedder The Vose Family Linda & Phil Wandrei Georgia Wang Mark & Tracy Weinstein The Wetzel Family The Whalen Family Laurie Wien Buckentine John & Karen Williams The Woolner Family

2019 Seniors Lindsey Anderson Luke Arom Alaina Bohrer Maddie Caulfield Brett Chorske Kevin Delaney Sam Friedman Katheryn Glerum Jack Goetzmann Robert Goodell Bradley Hunt Elizabeth Jarvis Gunnar Johnson Haley Kellenberger Zach Kloos William Knopick Emma LaFrenz Marie Landelle Ashlen LeVoir Jack Linton Kaitlyn Love Henry Mans Alison May Jack Middleton Benjamin Moss Emily Olson Adam Porth Wyatt Richards Noah Rochlin Kathryn Sampson Eileen Schauerman Sarah Schultz Emma Sebek Michael Shoemaker Caroline Sprenkle Eva Stechmann Lauren Stenbeck Samantha Van Ert Olivia Versluis

2018 Seniors Zeeshan Abu Joselyn Al-Najim David Arndt Savanna Atol Weston Balfany Arian Behshid Ellie Berube John Berube Uma Bhati

Jeff Bisson Jessica Brenner Holly Brinkman Eileen Campbell Sophie Clarkowski Mia Coma Emily Crosby Lehmann Lewis Crosby Jacob Cross Karin deVerdier Isabella Dickson Chester Dixon Mason Dorgan Johana Engstrom Emily Fan Fadumo Farah Katelyn Froemming Rohan Gholkar Ben Gustafson Jhamese Harvey Luke Hauritz Joseph Hellickson Katherine Higgins Matthew Holderness Katherine Hulbert Dominick Ingram Henry Jackson Nick James Olivia Janovy Meyer Addison Jung Ali Kaju Demetrios Koumontzis Anne Kratz Emily Kratz Mac Lamont Adrian Lampron Samira Lauer Madeline Lawler Michael Lin Jack Linton Ngawang Lobsand Ava Lusty Liam Malmquist Juan Martinez Kelli McCarthy Katherine Mendel Anand Mittal Jack Nasby Emma Nicholson Mattias Oddsson Preston Olson Molly Paulison Joseph Puckett Sidharth Ramesh Christopher Reichling Arden Ruehl Sara Sabri Margaux Seller Sophia Sexton Evan Shoemaker Josie Shuster Connor Silva Mary-Kate Sipes Connor Smith Megan Smith Jack Strouts Hayley Trebil Landon Tselepis Juan Uribe Isabella Valdivia John Webb Sarah Willett Brandon Willi Eleanor Yeager Elizabeth Younger Grace Zenner ■

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EHS Scholar Athletes Edina High School Athletics A

Anderson, Emma - Badminton Anderson, Aiden - Football, Rugby Andruss, Michelle - Alpine Annareddy, Nathan - Track

B

Baird, Sean - X-Country, Track Bale, Jack - Baseball Barnhart, Kayla - Synchro Swim, Cheer Boltmann, Jake - Football, Hockey, Baseball Boman, Sophia - Soccer Bowden, Mara - Track, X-Country, Gymnastics Bowlby, Lucy - Hockey Bowles, Amelia - Gymnastics, Synchro Swim Braianova, Victoria - X-Country, Track Bunce, Jonathan - Football, Baseball Burgess, Tobias - X-Country, Track Burnside, Grace - Lacrosse

C

Carlson, Sofia - X-Country Carter, Jordan - Soccer Cavanagh, Cole - Hockey Christianson, Calvin - Alpine, Baseball Chrysler, Nicole - Golf Clarkowski, Nora - Swim & Dive Collier, Andrew - Football, Rugby Coma, April - Badminton Contag, Henry - X-Country, Nordic, Track Copeland, Nicole - Tennis Corbishley, Michael - Swim & Dive Curti, Carter - X-Country

D

HORNETS

Danz, Jeremy - Golf Davis, Kathryn - Hockey De Boom, Joseph - Soccer DeMuth, Liam - Swim & Dive Desjardins, Chloe - Synchro Devine, Anna - Hip Hop Diaby, Mariam - Basketball Dorn, Henry - Swim & Dive

E

Ehrlich, Dana - X-Country Ellingson, Caroline - Hip Hop Engman, Heidi - X-Country, Nordic, Track

F

Flemming, Lucas - Football, Hockey, Baseball Frimat, Emmanuelle - Tennis

G

Gallaher, Ryan - Baseball Gherghetta, Paul - Track Gilliam, Cameron - Baseball Gokemeijer, Russell - X-Country, Track Gorius, Ava - Basketball Greene, Avery - Badminton Grzybowski, Hendrik - X-Country

H

Hackbarth, Lasse - Track Hamerski, Grace - Volleyball Haug, Molly - Dance Hausman, Bren - Cheer Heirigs, Anna - X-Country, Golf Hellickson, Kathryn - Hip Hop Hoy, Allison - Alpine Hubbell, Augustus - X-Country, Track Hunt, Jessica - Soccer

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I

Ip, Jessica - Tennis

J

Johnson, William - Football, Golf Johnson, Madison - Softball Jungels, Estelle - Hockey

K

Karos, Joseph - Golf Kelley, Elizabeth - Track Kessler, Sophia - Volleyball Kibbe, William - Swim & Dive Kim, Emma - X-Country, Track Kirsch, Ryan - Football Kompelien, Matthew - Ultimate Frisbee Kraft, Kaitlin - Soccer Krenik, Paul - Ultimate Frisbee

L

Larson, Katherine - Alpine Leibert, Thomas - Swim & Dive Lelas, Zoe - Badminton LeVoir, Ashlen - Soccer Lijesen, Benno - Alpine Logan, Andrew - Lacrosse Lorge, Maya - Volleyball

M

MacDonagh, Niamh - Track Manderfeld, Ashley - Soccer, Track, Badminton Margolis, Isabella - Hip Hop Matthews, Lindsay - Synchro Swim Mazion, Gabrielle - Cycling McCoy, Alexis - Synchro Swim McKhann, Lindsey - Lacrosse McLenighan, Megan - Hornettes, Dance Meffert, Noah - Baseball Meitz, Jozie - Swim & Dive Mendiola, Mary - Hornettes, Dance Merriam, Jack - Wrestling Michel, Cassandra - Soccer More, Emily - Badminton Morton, Alexander - Football, Rugby Mrachek, Jack - Alpine, Golf Muehlhausen, Lillian - Alpine Murphy, Kathryn - Swim & Dive Musolf, William - Wrestling

N

Nasiedlak, Cooper - Swim & Dive Neff, Kelsey - Gymnastics, Track Nelson, Lindsay - Hornettes, Dance Nelson, Claire - Synchro Swim Nguyen, Alina - Badminton Nicholas, Gabriel - X-Country, Weightlifting Nissen, Matthew - Track Nymark, Jamie - Hornettes

O

Olken-Hunt, Stella - Badminton Omodt, Charles - Baseball Opsahl, Mia - Swim & Dive Osler, Luke - X-Country, Track Ott, Casey - Soccer

P

Paradis, Ellen - Hornettes, Dance Pardo, Marnie - Hip Hop Parmekar, Oliver - Tennis Pederson, Nicholas - Baseball Pfeifer, Ella - X-Country, Track Pfeifer, Natalie - X-Country, Track Phillips, Meghan - Soccer

Powers, Joseph - Tennis Prescott, Margo - Hornettes, Dance Propson, Helen - Lacrosse

Q

Quello, Thomas - Baseball

R

Raffy, Clementine - Swim & Dive, Badminton Ramesh, Shrey - Tennis Reger, Ryne - Tennis Reger, Shaylynn - Tennis, Badminton Richter, Morgan - X-Country, Nordic, Track Riha, Lillian - Badminton Rogers, Emily - X-Country, Track Roman, Diego - Rugby Roy, Noah - Nordic Ruegemer, Luke - Hockey, Track Ruschy, Sarah - X-Country, Ultimate Frisbee

S

Sathe, Mihika - Synchro Swim Schaidler, Anna - Softball Schenck, Ryan - Tennis Schreiner, Sadie - X-Country, Nordic, Track Selle, Isabella - Volleyball Seymour, Nathan - Football, Weightlifting, Ultimate Frisbee Simon, Katie - Softball Smythe, Oscar - Soccer Sudeith, Meryl - Cycling Swanda, Abigail - Soccer Swanda, William - Soccer Swanson, Lydia - Hornettes, Dance

T

Terwilliger, Amy - Soccer, Golf Theis, Caroline - Hornettes, Dance Thiele, Curtis - X-Country, Track Thomas, Elizabeth - Badminton Thurk, Jack - Soccer, Tennis Toft, Frank - Ultimate Frisbee Tully, Grant - Basketball, Track

U

Uribe, Jacob - Wrestling Utoft, Annika - Hornettes, Dance

V

Velner, Henry - Football Versluis, Olivia - X-Country

W

Wagner, Claire - X-Country, Nordic, Track Wandrei, Suzanne - X-Country Warpinski, Katherine - Volleyball Webb, Charles - Swim & Dive, Tennis Webert, Thomas - Hockey Winter, Case - X-Country, Nordic, Track

Y

Yang, Kayla - Badminton Yeager, Tessa - Swim & Dive

Z

Zdechlik, Charlie - Nordic Zhang, Peilan - Hornettes, Dance


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